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          VOLUME 37 / ISSUE 2

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9 - Radiological approach to Crouzon‘s Syndrome

İrfan Çelebi, Barış Yanbuloğlu, Tuğser Hakan Doğan, Ayhan Üçgül, Seniha Aktaş, Muzaffer Başak

Objective: The aim of this study is to discuss radiological approach to Crouzon syndrome which early diagnosis and treatment is important.

Study Design: A three-month old baby that was born by nor¬mal vaginal delivery on due time was admitted to our clinic from the department of neurosurgery due to abnormal head shape.The case was evaluated by conventional graphy of the cranium, transcranial color Doppler sonography (CDS), computed tomography (CT), three dimensional reconstructi- onal computed tomography (3D CT) and by magnetic reso¬nance imaging (MRI).

Results: Among all the modalities were used, 3D CT was the most valuable diagnostic tool in the demonstrating the fusion of the sutures and also position of the orbita relative to the anterior cranial fossa.. Transcranial CDS is a noninvasive technique for determining intracranial pressure changes and also post-operative follow up.

Conclusion: The intracranial pressure build up that observed in Crouzon Syndrome,may cause the pressure atrophy in bra¬in paranchyma and impairment of neuromotor development. By using the modern imaging techniques, this disease can be diagnosed clearly.

Keywords: Crouzon syndrome, radiological approach

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